Fodor's Expert Review Skillet Diner

$ Capitol Hill American

Diner fare takes a modern turn on Capitol Hill at this stylishly retro, brick-and-mortar version of one of the city's pioneering food trucks. Skillet's hot, strong coffee is made with beans from neighboring Caffé Vita, while their burgers are ridiculously savory, on a beef tallow bun, topped with signature "bacon jam" and blue cheese (max out the decadence with a side of cheesy poutine). A kale Caesar salad and a fried chicken "sammy" sporting a fennel seed crust are other signs you're not in the '50s anymore. Sit on counter stools or in comfy avocado-green booths, but allow plenty of time—while service is cheerful and prompt, lunch-hour and weekend breakfast waits are lengthy. Additional locations in Ballard and South Lake Union usually aren't quite as slammed.

American Lively Breakfast Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

1400 E. Union
Seattle, Washington  98122, USA

206-512–2000

www.skilletstreetfood.com

Known For:
  • Bacon jam
  • Burgers
  • Fried chicken
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations not accepted

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